How to Add Pages to a PDF

A step-by-step guide to adding pages to a PDF

What to Know

  • In Adobe Acrobat: Select Organize Pages, move the cursor where you want to insert a page, select the blue line, and choose Insert from File.
  • In Word: Go to the Insert tab and select Blank Page in the Pages group. Select Object if you want to insert an existing file.
  • Using DocHub: Select the grid icon in the upper-left corner, then select the Page+ icon to add a page.

This article explains how to add pages to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, DocHub, and Sejda.

How to Insert Pages in a PDF Using Adobe Acrobat

To add pages to a PDF using Adobe Acrobat, you will need to upgrade to a paid version of Adobe Acrobat.

  1. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat, and select Organize Pages in the right pane.

    Organize Pages in Adobe DC
  2. The document appears in a thumbnail preview. Move the cursor to the right of the thumbnail, following which you want to insert another page, until a solid blue line appears.

    Blue line between pages in a PDF
  3. Select the blue line and choose Insert from File.

    Insert from File in Adobe
  4. In the Select File to Insert dialog box that appears, choose the file you want to insert and select Open.

    Select File to Insert window
  5. Wait while Adobe converts the page to a PDF and adds it to the existing PDF file.

    New page inserted to PDF in Adobe

How to Add Pages to a PDF Using Microsoft Word

When you use Microsoft Word to add a page to a PDF, Word makes a copy of the PDF, keeping the original PDF unchanged. Here's how to use Word to edit a PDF.

  1. Open the PDF file in Word by opening Word and selecting File > Open. Find the PDF file and select Open. Select OK to allow Word to convert the PDF to a Word document.

    Opening PDF in Word
  2. If the file opens in Protected View, select Enable Editing at the top of the document window.

    Enable Editing in Word
  3. To add a blank page to the file, go to the Insert tab, then select Blank Page in the Pages group. Add content to the page, such as text or images, as desired.

    Blank Page on Insert tab in Word
  4. To insert an existing file, go to the Insert tab and select Object in the Text group.

    Insert Object in Word
  5. Select Object if you want to embed another object, such as a Word document or an Excel chart. Choose Text from File if you want to insert only the text from another document.

  6. Once you have added all the pages, select File > Save As.

  7. Select PDF from the File format drop-down menu.

    PDF as file type in Word Save As window
  8. Enter a new file name to make a copy of the document, keeping the original PDF intact. Select Save to save the file.

How to Add Pages to a PDF Using DocHub

DocHub is an extension available for Google Docs that gives you the ability to edit and sign PDF files. You can also use DocHub with an email address or a Dropbox account.

  1. To start, sign in to DocHub with your email address, Google account, or Dropbox account.

    Screenshot of DocHub sign in page.
  2. You are asked to allow access to your account. Select Allow.

    Screenshot of DocHub access.
  3. To add a page, select the squares icon in the upper-left corner of the page. This opens a miniature view of the pages of the entire PDF on the left side of the screen.

    Screenshot of DocHub.
  4. In the lower-left corner of the screen, select the Page+ icon to add a page.

    Screenshot of adding pages to PDF with DocHub
  5. You can rearrange the order of the pages by moving the pages in the preview icon.

How to Add Pages to a PDF With Sejda

Sejda is a free online PDF editor that also allows you to add pages. Here's how to add pages to a PDF with Sejda.

While the service is free, you are limited to processing 200 pages or 50 MB of data per hour. After that, you need to opt-in for a paid service.

  1. Visit the Sejda online PDF uploader page. Upload an existing document or create a new one.

  2. Once your document is uploaded, you will see the Insert page here button between each page. Select it to add the page, and a blank page is added to the document.

    Screenshot showing the Insert page option in Sejda.
  3. Select Apply changes.

    Screenshot of Sejda Apply changes button.
  4. Seja processes your document and gives you the option to download the file to your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.

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